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    Thanks for the answers so far. I realize we're...

    Thanks for the answers so far. I realize we're not making a true Kolsch, just to the base style to start with. If we're getting nit picky though, this isn't Cologne, so it can't be called a Kolsch...
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    Apple Kolsch

    My brewer did a good job with his last beer, so I told him he could play a bit on his next one. He currently has it as an apple pie Kolsch. He wants to add some apple, nutmeg and cinnamon...not...
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    Head Brewer/Lead Brewer

    I am currently an American Head Brewer at a 10 BBL plant in India, with 7 years total working in breweries. I am willing to move from Head to Lead for the right company, and am seeking either new or...
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    That certainly is some giggly bs. I hope you...

    That certainly is some giggly bs. I hope you have a decent lawyer to hold them up as much as they do to you if it really is those small town games. If it's the same lawyer in two cases you might be...
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    If your already changing the beer by that much,...

    If your already changing the beer by that much, why bother worrying just yet on the bio-transformation? Why not just harvest and then do the dry hop? Depending on the yeast you use, how much and...
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    The FG is perfectly reasonable too, but you would...

    The FG is perfectly reasonable too, but you would be measuring the efficiency based off the total potential, instead of the total potential you could potentially get. Doing it with the CG as-is...
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    What brand(s) are you using? Brands like Castle...

    What brand(s) are you using? Brands like Castle and Ireks provide enough on their websites to figure it out. You need the FG (Fine Grind), the FG/CG (Fine-Coarse difference) and the moisture...
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    Your sparge rate should be enough to put 1-2...

    Your sparge rate should be enough to put 1-2 inches of water above the bed, if your able to maintain it. I do a continuous sparge though, and start low at 8-10 LPM and then progress to 15-16 LPM...
  9. That all looks right to me. You shouldn't need...

    That all looks right to me. You shouldn't need to bother with a stone though, all you'll want to do is push some CO2 into the kettle from the man-way at the end. Blanketing the top of the kettle...
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    It depends more on what that 390 consists of. ...

    It depends more on what that 390 consists of. I'd say run it through the RO just to make sure you stay consistent. The well will change and the beer will change with it if your not doing monthly...
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    Are you accurately measuring your water usage? ...

    Are you accurately measuring your water usage? pH and grist should give you that 20% if they are way off, but if they aren't wayyyy off, tweaking them won't improve your efficiency by how far it is...
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    Wonderful, thanks so much. I'm not in a position...

    Wonderful, thanks so much. I'm not in a position to drill into the wall yet, but I'll definitely pursue that once I get the rest sorted. I have a 3 ton ac in a sealed brewery with no air exhaust or...
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    Unfortunately this is India, if I found a similar...

    Unfortunately this is India, if I found a similar auger here I doubt I'd get an SS screw. I'd also be concerned about milling rate matching flow in such a small tube. I have a rad with a 5hp motor,...
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    I've got one actually. It's a pretty decent DME...

    I've got one actually. It's a pretty decent DME mash tun, with a hydrator assembly. Problem is that they designed the place with about 3 feet of room above that hydrator. So I fill the mash tun...
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    Mash Stirring with Paddle

    I'm running a 10bbl system, milling into bags, dumping and then having to manually stir with a paddle. I've made it work for me, but now that I have a new rookie he's having trouble figuring out how...
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    I've had great success just doing an overnight...

    I've had great success just doing an overnight cold brew. I put some in the whirlpool in a bag, and then about add the cold brew to the brite, re-purge and transfer onto it. By keeping the beans...
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    Thanks, I've already toned down my salt additions...

    Thanks, I've already toned down my salt additions to bring my lighter beers to a RA of about -30, so far it has helped a bit. I've also started treating only the sparge water with acid. I think...
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    RO pH flucuations

    First off, my biggest problem is my RO plant, I'm trying separately to sort that already.

    When I started off here 3 months ago the RO pH was 5.5 to 5.6 at 5-10ppm, which made for easy salt...
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    Definitely overkill, but here it was too hard to...

    Definitely overkill, but here it was too hard to source a screw other-wise fairly quiet compressor, so I wanted to make sure it only needed to run a few times per day. I also figured one day it...
  20. Thanks for all the help

    Sorry it took so long to get back to the thread, you guys helped remind me to step up and we got a chiller for the 1st and 2nd floors. It took forever to get it out of customs between China and...
  21. Thanks for that, this whole setup is an expensive...

    Thanks for that, this whole setup is an expensive mess. One of those deals where its clear they wanted a brewery but thought once they bought the brewhouse, chiller and boiler, that was most of the...
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    Air Compressor Configuration

    I'm putting in an air compressor for the serving pumps and had some doubts about how to configure it before it arrives to the pump setup.

    I got a Metro DC11, double stage compressor that goes up...
  23. Trying to rig my glycol headers into my python lines

    So, I came into a situation I didn't setup where they kept taking space from the brewery, without making sure they had all of the lines and equipment for the brewery first. Basically I need glycol...
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    Boiling Time

    Anyone know how long a boil actually needs to be to boil off volatiles? I've tried to have this discussion with my boss but he insists on a 90 minute boil time for that reason, and then our...
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    Cellar Person looking for a new home.

    I currently work in a cellar at a brewery that produces about 13,000 bbl a year, and am looking to find a brewery that has room to allow me to advance into brewing. I have 2 years experience, am...
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